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Potatoes USA Organises First Ever School Foodservice Potato Recipe Testing Roadshow
November 30, 2017
Earlier this month representatives from Potatoes USA met with the School District of LaCrosse, Wisconsin to test school foodservice recipes with the K-12 experts themselves.
US Potato Industry challenged to put 3000 potato-friendly salad-bars in schools
January 16, 2015
United States Potato Board President & CEO Blair Richardson surprised attendees at the POTATO EXPO 2015 with an industry challenge to install 3,000 potato-friendly salad bars in school lunch programs across the United States.
USDA announces 'Smart Snacks in School' nutrition standards
June 27, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that under USDA's new "Smart Snacks in School"nutrition standards, America's students will be offered healthier food options during the school day.
USDA changes school lunch requirements
December 16, 2012
Under pressure from lawmakers, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has changed its school lunch requirements to allow more meats and grains. Several farm-state senators from both parties had been pushing USDA to change its school lunch requirements...
Only 3% of calories in US diet come from potatoes and french fries
April 23, 2012
Calorie intake from white potatoes is surprisingly modest for adults and school-aged children, according to a new study released today at the Experimental Biology 2012 Annual Meeting.
School menu success gives potatoes another chance at WIC
March 19, 2012
The National Potato Council’s successful fight to return potatoes to school menu guidelines in the US was a victory for the industry, but executive vice-president and chief executive officer John Keeling isn’t stopping there.
Nutritionist: kids like potatoes
January 27, 2012
Potatoes can be presented in kid-friendly ways and are nutritious to boot. Montana nutritionist and author Dayle Hayes showed a variety of potato dishes being served in U.S. schools to growers Wednesday at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.Kids l...
Washington-Oregon Potato conference keynote focuses on nutrition
January 18, 2012
The nutritional value of potatoes will take center stage during the upcoming Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.
Maine Potato Board honors Sen. Collins for keeping spuds in school lunches
November 22, 2011
After eating a potato-plentiful lunch that she deemed both “delicious and nutritious,” U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was honored Monday afternoon for her work in assuring that schools across the nation are free to serve potatoes to students. During a lunche...
School lunch amendment signed into law
November 18, 2011
President Obama signed a government funding extension that included 2012 appropriations funding for USDA and five other agencies on Friday, November 18. The bill also included the bipartisan Senate amendment sponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) ...